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Learn how studies get published in journals and how to find research that is relevant to you.
Learn how research studies work and how to know if the results apply to you.
Doctors and scientists are always looking for better ways to treat people with cancer. To do this, they are constantly developing and studying new drugs, as well as looking for new ways to use existing drugs.
Drug development and approval is often lengthy. For many doctors and patients, the development and approval of new cancer treatments is not fast enough. The FDA is working to speed up this process in several ways.
Learn about what you should look for on a website to ensure that the health or medical information it provides is reliable.
Cancer clinical trials have led to scientific advances in the prevention, care, and treatment of people with cancer. This knowledge could not have been attained without the participation of patients and their doctors. To understand how patient advocates help advance cancer research, Cancer.Net welcomes George W. Sledge Jr., MD, the 2010-2011 President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Mary Lou Smith, a longtime patient advocate. Dr. Sledge and Ms. Smith have worked together for many years, primarily through the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, a clinical cancer research organization.
Links to leading oncology and general medicine scientific journals, as well as consumer magazines that offer current information on detecting, treating, and coping with cancer.